Unity is a worldwide movement focused on positive spiritual practices to enrich all aspects of your life. Unity is inclusive, honoring all people, and each unique person’s path to spiritual growth. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance.
To make all of this possible, we are grateful to have a team of fantastic individuals who bless our community with their time, talent, and treasure, elevating our collective consciousness and propelling us forward.
Rev. Ken Daigle
Rev. Ken Daigle is a passionate spiritual teacher and speaker whose deep commitment and knowledge are conveyed with irresistable enthusiasm. Ken grew up in New Orleans, and its spirit of music, dance, and celebration still permeates his life to this day. He moved from the Big Easy to the Big Aple for show business and enjoyed a successful and exciting career as a professional actor, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer.
Ken graduated from Unity Institute and Seminary, MDiv program in 2012, when he was serving as the Spiritual Leader of Unity of Fremont, CA. In 2013, he became the Senior Minister of Unity San Francisco, where he developed and published three inspirational courses for his company, Absolute Abundance. This trio of interactive and experiential courses has revolutionized how we teach prosperity and have benefitted thousands of students and dozens of ministers across the United States and Canada.
Ken currently serves as Board Chair at Unity World Headquarters in Kansas City, MO. Starting in 2015, Ken and his husband, JD Schramm, adopted three children, Tobias, Roma, and Joshua, and make their home on a lovely hilltop in San Francisco.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: The Quantum You
With Rev. Ken Daigle
Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency
Originally from New York City, Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency first fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area at age 17. She split her time between both coasts until 2011, when she and her wife, Chris, put down roots in Oakland. A professional actor, fight choreographer, producer and arts educator for over 20 years, Rev. DeeAnn brings creativity and enthusiasm to all that she does.
Rev. DeeAnn first came into contact with Unity’s teachings while serving as the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Berkeley. As an ordained Interfaith Minister and Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, she brings a unique variety of teachings to her leadership at Unity San Francisco, where she and her wife feel blessed to call home. She became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2016, and was ordained as a Unity Minister in March of 2020.
Rev. DeeAnn has a deep passion for prayer and heads Unity San Francisco’s Prayer Chaplains. She promotes Affirmative Prayer nationally for the Unity movement, teaching and leading retreats on Affirmative Prayer for the 21st Century. Additionally, she serves on the Board for Unity’s West Central Region as Vice President, is a regular contributor to Unity World Headquarters booklets and pamphlets, and is a national voice promoting inclusion, allyship and education for the LGBTQ+ community.
Rev. DeeAnn is an impassioned and impactful speaker, who loves to teach and lead services both at Unity SF and at Unity and New Thought churches throughout the Bay Area. A lifelong spiritual seeker, she facilitates and leads retreats, teaches workshops and classes, and officiates weddings and other life rituals.
To learn more about Rev. DeeAnn’s ministry, please visit her website using the button below.
Rooted in Love
With Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency
Licensed Unity Teachers
Laura Taylor has been on a dedicated spiritual path for many years and loves the way Unity’s message and teachings touch people. She has been a Licensed Unity Teacher since 2015 and offers classes, workshops and retreats at Unity San Francisco and speaks at Unity and New Thought centers.
Laura delights in guiding people into experiencing and deepening their awareness of their own innate and beautiful Spiritual Essence. She has been a Holistic Practitioner for over 35 years and has a private practice in San Francisco as a Hypnotherapist and Energy Worker in the Mind-Body-Soul realms.
Dave Cooperberg became a Licensed Unity Teacher in November, 2018. He has been a licensed (MFT12549) psychotherapist in private practice since 1978. Since 1971, Buddhist silent meditation has been his foundational spiritual practice.
His life work emphasizes empowering others to live life more consciously and from their highest good. Whether through psychotherapy, spiritual direction, teaching classes, or leading meditation retreats, Dave finds joy in helping others bloom into expressing their own divine nature.
Board of Trustees
Frank grew up in Wisconsin in a large Catholic Family, attending both Catholic grade school and high schools, but he no longer resonated with his religion of origin after going away to college. He moved to San Francisco in 1979 and embarked on a new spiritual journey via the teachings of Louise Hay and A Course in Miracles. After a close friend passed away in 1995, he discovered the Metropolitan Community Church and attended services there for 22 years.
In 2017, Frank started attending services weekly at Unity San Francisco, taking many classes and involving himself with service to the community. “In Unity,” he says, “I’ve found a spiritual home that fits my eclectic spirituality and need for a nondogmatic, inclusive congregation. Being on the Board allows me to give back to this community where I am so spiritually well-fed.”
Elaine Bostwick Smith
Board Vice President
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Elaine has been attending Unity San Francisco for over 20 years. She spent 35 years as a research associate, and the last 8 years as an Executive Assistant at Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a non-profit serving youth in three Bay Area counties.
Elaine is now retired, and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, serving on the board at Unity San Francisco, and singing with the Sounds of Unity Choir and the Silicon Valley Diversity Choir.
Board Member at Large
Susan moved from Maryland to the Bay Area in 2015 and found a spiritual home at Unity San Francisco. She has served on the Board since 2017. During her tenure, Unity SF sold a building, bought a building, and dealt with a Pandemic.
She is an interior designer, and manages furniture and construction projects for the federal government. The Unity Board is a great example of a team that honors individual members and the community. This approach is what sustained us through a period of change and contributed to our success during a Pandemic.
She is honored to serve on a Board that leads from principle. This experience has improved her parenting, relationships, and career.
Board Member at Large
Carole grew up in Western Canada, not far from the Canadian Rockies. Always interested in design, color, and textiles, she studied at the New York School of Design, after which she traveled to Australia, where she opened a shop selling original garments that she created to feature dyeing techniques on natural fabrics. The creative process and entrepreneurial aspect of developing a wholesale business was thrilling, but the pull of family brought her back to San Francisco, where she continued to develop her dyeing techniques and sell her wares to boutiques and specialty stores across the country.
Spiritually, Carole’s interest was sparked when reading the works of Joseph Campbell. Very much a seeker, her spiritual path eventually lead her to Unity San Francisco, where she instantly felt at home and enrolled in each new class that was offered. Through learning the Core Values of the community, along with the Five Principles of Unity, she knew that it was a place where she could learn, grow, and serve.
Today, she is a member of the Prayer Chaplains, along with the governing board and hospitality team. Being a part of Unity has enriched her life and helped her to become more comfortable with who she is as she happily creates the life she wishes based on Unity Principles. She enjoys painting, gardening, working with mosaics, and, of course, serving passionately as a member of the Unity community.
Advisor to the Board
Tylor grew up in Phoenix and also lived in Tulsa, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Tylor moved to San Francisco in late 2001. In 2002 Tylor began attending a Center for Spiritual Living community in SF and stayed for ten years! At that community he served in various roles including Vision Core, Governing Board, Ecclesiastical Core, and Minister Selection Committee. In June 2015 Tylor began regularly attending Unity San Francisco. Tylor currently serves as a USF Prayer Chaplain, sings with the Sounds of Unity Choir, previously served on the Building Search Committee, and was employed as USF’s Assistant to the Minister 2017-2019. Tylor enjoys the growth found in so many of the classes, groups, and projects in this wonderful community.
Tylor also serves as an advisor to the Board of Trustees. Tylor finds such growth in listening and offering feedback to the board on the application of ministry mission/vision into actual programs, events, and decisions. (Advisors do not vote on board decisions — voting is done by members holding a seat on the board.)
Tylor currently lives in San Francisco’s Mission District and is wonderfully employed in student services as a local community college. Favorite meditation-styles: mindfulness, reflection, contemplation, visioning, and affirming. Favorite thinkers: Joseph Campbell, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ray Kurzweil, Ekert Tolle, and Paul Hasselbeck.
Board Member at Large
Administrative Assistant & Social Media Coordinator
Website Administrator, Assit. Director of Audio/Visual Services
Thomas Soto is a recording engineer and composer for media. Graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Technology and Applied Composition, Thomas joined the Unity team in 2020 to assist with the transition to virtual services. In the past he has also worked freelance recording classical music albumns, and as a head live sound tech for James Logan High School Marching Band & Winter Guard. Strong in administrative skills, Thomas has recently taken up the role as Website Administrator and is currently working to promote Unity SF content to a wider range of people using modern techniques. To listen to his latest work, please vist his website at www.tsotomusic.com
Jared Le Doux
Director of Podcast
Jared LeDoux is a music composer specializing in original music for film and video games. A graduate of the Technology and Applied Composition program at the San Francisco Conservatory and a native of Decatur, Georgia, Jared joined the Unity San Francisco team in May of 2019, where he works on both the A/V team and as a member of the office staff. When not at Unity, he spends his time working on music, drinking tea, and planning his next run. For more information on his work as a composer and to listen to his latest music, please visit www.jaredledoux.com.
Misa Malone was introduced to the joy of singing at a very young age. Raised in the Church and singing lead in front of The Sunshine Band at the tender age of 7 years old, singing became the way to express love and joy; the love of God, and the joy of living and all that it entails. While singing was something that she has always done and enjoyed, it is from the music itself that music derives true pleasure.
A poet and storyteller, also from a young age, she began writing songs and singing them. An onstage performer with the longest running musical in the world, Beach Blanket Babylon, she was blessed to perform for the legendary Tony Bennett, who blew her kisses from the audience.
Misa has completed two studio albums, her sophomore release, Awaited, and her award-winning freshman release, Shades of Blue. An integral member of the Unity San Francisco ministry team, Misa joined the Unity movement five years ago and is currently working on an EP of New Thought music. About her released work, Misa says, “Shades of Blue and Awaited were a birth of many things: lessons learned, love and chaos, and all of the things that make this human life worth living. Now that I have a better understanding of who I am as an artist, who I am in consciousness, and where my music can lead the listener, I am excited to record music that genuinely connects people not only to each other but to the divinity that resides in each of us.”